Libyan Defector: Gadhafi Ordered Lockerbie Bombing

Ex-Justice minister says he has proof to back up claim
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2011 12:03 PM CST
Seif al-Islam el- Gadhafi, son of Moammar Gadhafi, welcomes home Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, Aug. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo, File)
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(Newser) – Libya’s ex-justice minister says that Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing—and that he can prove it. “I have proof that Gadhafi gave the order,” Mustafa Abdel-Jalil told a Swedish tabloid, according to the AP. “To hide it, he (Gadhafi) did everything in his power to get al-Megrahi back from Scotland.”

Gadhafi’s son himself has confirmed that the country did everything it could to spring alleged bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. Gadhafi has admitted that Libya was responsible for the attack, and paid compensation to the victims, but he has never admitted to actually ordering the bombing.

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